By Jennifer Topper
Darkish, twisted, and outrageous, 29 Jobs and 1000000 Lies is a glimpse at counterculture's underbelly and makes an attempt to prevail inside that global. From demented B-movie, roach-infested movie creation workplaces chock filled with freakish characters to the Cannes movie pageant; from beginning a punk rock list label to its challenging yet inevitable crash; from a dirty, Greenwich Village eating place kitchen to failed makes an attempt at becoming a member of the military, you gotta ask, what is a pleasant woman from the suburbs doing all of this soiled paintings for.
29 Jobs and one million Lies is the gut-wrenching, self-deprecating account of ways ambition to face out used to be burnt up by means of clumsy offerings, immaturity and self-defeating righteousness. 29 Jobs is a post-GenX novel, other than it is real, and within the vein of Sarah Vowell, Chuck Klosterman, and Dave Eggers.
Jenn Topper is simply over the moon that she's published 29 Jobs and 1000000 Lies. Her first novel, Getting the outdated Gang again jointly should be out quickly so please remain tuned. Jenn is a proud member of the 12 months 0 Writer's Collective the place there are various writers extra gifted than herself
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I filed the police report, along with dozens of other headache-laden passengers, for nothing but a carbon copied flimsy receipt of the copy of the complaint. Thankfully my aunt and uncle were vacationing in Paris and hadn’t left yet, so they took me to lunch at a nice restaurant near the Quai d’Orsay, it was my sole connection with reality…and some dough. My bosses didn’t buy the story. I think they didn’t want to buy the story, because I didn’t want to either. They pretty much stopped communicating with me, and I had a week to try to do my job in Paris out of the hotel room.
I’d give this company a new face, that’s what I had convinced myself, because my own image was so coupled with their that my identity was suffering as a result of their failure at this point in time. Shortly after the Milan market was another, smaller media market in Cannes. I got the reluctant—if apathetic—approval from the bosses to go to both markets, so I had my work cut out for me. They let me go to Europe again this time, but without a booth at either market. I was to share a booth in Milan with another loser film distributor, a super-old guy letch.
I was wearing was an old boardwalk crank tshirt, “Stop Staring at my Tits” and boxers. I got to the door, looked at the bathroom key I was carrying, and realized I didn’t bring the apartment key. Oops. No, really, motherfucking OOPS. Talk about panic…I find myself quivering as I write this because I tried to block this out. After all these years, it still isn’t even funny to me. Yeah, yeah, I know you’re already laughing, but this really sucked. Remember, I still didn’t have a wallet or ID, barefoot, and I’m in fascist France!
29 Jobs and a Million Lies by Jennifer Topper